Recreation facilities

The Parish Council manages and maintains a number of recreation facilities and green spaces within the villages. This includes play parks, greens, bike racks, a sports pavilion, benches and the orchard.

We carry out both regular checks and safety inspections, however defects may occur at any time. If you observe damage or problems with the equipment or facilities then please report them either :

  • To the Parish Councillor responsible for that area ( see Roles and Responsibilities page ) or,
  • To the Parish Clerk – either directly via email / phone or via the Contact form

Butts Park Children’s Play Park

The play park in Newton Ferrers is located beside the playing field at Butts Park. As well as a table tennis table, basket ball hoop and zip wire, there are swings, climbing frames and a tunnel. There are picnic benches at the park too making it a great place for a picnic.

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Outdoor gym

There is a range of outdoor gym equipment in the play park at Butts Park.


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Pavilion and playing field

The sport’s pavilion and playing field is located at Butts Park. The pavilion has changing rooms, showers and a small kitchen. The playing field is used by the Revelstoke Rangers Football Club and Yealm Cricket Club. A yearly fee is payable for a licence to use the facilities on a regular basis. One off events can also be held here and a fee is payable.

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Noss Mayo Children’s Play Park

The play park in Noss Mayo is located just off Hanniford Lane by Brookings Down Wood. It has a wonderful range of play equipment including a pirate ship with slide, sand pit, swings and trim trail.

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Noss Village Green

The Village Green in Noss Mayo is a lovely open space in the heart of the village. There is a boules pitch and plenty of space to walk your dog or enjoy the views while sitting on one of the benches around the perimeter. There have been a number of events held on The Green including the Regatta Dance, local weddings and community fetes. If you would like to hold an event here, please contact the Parish Clerk for an application form and further details.

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Noss Mayo Community Orchard

The small Community Orchard in Noss Mayo was planted in 2011 and is located next to the play park. It is a lovely space with picnic benches and a grass covered amphitheatre built into the slope.

The Community Orchard is home to the annual Apple Day where locals can bring their apples to be pressed while enjoying storytelling, music and food.

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The Green Triangle

The Green Triangle is a small area at the top of Bridgend Hill. It is a great place to put signs to advertise events but permission must be sought from the Parish Council before any signs are placed there. Please contact the Parish Clerk for further information and availability.

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The Green and Dillon’s Green, Newton Ferrers

The Green outside the WI Hall in Newton Ferrers is a small area of Parish land and is a popular spot to sit and chat.

We were sad to lose a mature Beech tree recently as it was diseased and unsafe but an Oak has been planted in its place and we look forward to growing to maturity.

Dillions Green is just outside the school and is a beautiful area of green space with mature trees.

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Bike racks

As part of our initiative to target the climate emergency, the Parish Council, with the support of Yealm Community Energy, have installed bike racks in various locations around the villages.

You can find bike racks in the following locations:

  • Opposite the Co-Op in Newton Ferrers
  • At the side of the Butts Park Pavilion
  • In the Butts Park play park
  • At the top of The Cinder Path
  • Next to the Tennis Courts.
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The Parish Council own a number of benches around the villages, many of which have dedication plaques. If you would be interested in putting a plaque on an existing bench or would like to enquire about putting your own bench somewhere in the villages, please contact the Parish Clerk.

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